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Its Finally Happened: Hackers Put Together Easily Searchable Database For Comelec Hack

 Comelec

It’s all here

Comelec’s been trying to downplay the massive data breach, called by international outfits as the biggest government data-related breach in history, ever since it happened. For some reason, it hasn’t been making a lot of news in the local space, but that’s soon to change.

One of the biggest issues with the hack was how voluminous the data is, meaning that there’s really not an easy way to search through the entire thing. Well, there’s one now – a website has made the data easily searchable by anyone by simply putting in your complete name.

This is a privacy nightmare, as the data now shows sensitive personal information, including the street, barangay and city where the person lives, including their marital status and age. Needless to say, a hack of this size is simply unacceptable.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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26 Comments

  1. This just proves how incompetent noynoy’s administration is. Very relaxed at inutil. I believe if du30 win, these hackers will be put to jail or get a death penalty. Breaching govt websites should be considered henious crime. Look at singapore, nobody dares to compromise their citizen’s privacy due to strict laws. Du30 for president and hang serious law breakers, be politician or not.

    1. Please be aware that COMELEC is an independent Constitutional commission and is not under the Office of the President or the executive branch.

        1. The president appoints them but that does not mean that he controls or manages the commission. The president appoints justices and judges as well but that does not mean that he controls or manages the judiciary.

  2. Execute that stupid “Hacker”… No more explanation!
    Fuck you hacker. You are trying to prove yourself at no direction!

  3. What To Do To Protect Yourself If Your Personal Info Is
    Compromised Due to the Recent COMELEC Database Hacking Incident.
    You probably know by now that your personal data has been compromised when COMELEC’s voter database has been hacked and stolen. Some people have confirmed that their personal data has been compromised by the website (wehaveyourdata.com) but PLEASE REFRAIN from using this site as you may expose yourself to further risk.
    A variety of personal data is included in the site: full legal name including your mother’s maiden last name, full birthdate, permanent addresses, and even the image of your fingerprints. OFWs are even more adversely affected as it contains passport information and their address abroad. All of these information can be used against you in the form of identity theft.
    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
    If your personal information is compromised, here are the possible things that might possibly happen to you:
    • Credit card fraud thru over the phone or online purchases with assistance from your credit card company by providing personal details
    • Access to your bank accounts and information by providing your personal details – Receive phishing e-mails coming from individuals or institutions identifying itself as a bank asking information of password or PIN reset
    • Take over your email and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) by requesting a request password
    • Receive phishing e-mails coming from individuals or institutions identifying itself as a bank asking information of password or pin reset.
    • Email reset request with links
    • You will probably get notices from COMELEC or NBI or any other government or organizations such as banks asking you to check if your name is included in the stolen database.
    HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?
    These are the things you can do to protect yourself:
    • Change all your passwords, with a unique password for each online account
    • Use password management applications such as 1Password or Passkeeper
    • Change your forgot password secret question and answer making sure to avoid using “Mother’s Maiden Name” as your secret question and answer
    • Use two-factor authentication for all your online banking accounts. If possible, avoid using your cellphone number and use mobile applications and/or physical security devices for two-factor authentication
    • Do not respond to calls from anyone asking you for your personal information, especially your full name, address, and mother’s maiden name. Only provide such information if you’ve called your bank yourself, and as much as possible limit these interactions.
    • Do not follow links received via email, especially those asking you to input your password, or answer questions with personal information. Only provide such information if you’ve personally opened an online banking website yourself
    • Be weary of notices from government, organizations like banks verifying about your personal information
    • Do not open email attachments from email addresses that you don’t know and expect, especially when the files are in HTML, ZIP, JPG, DCOM, RAR, or JAR format.
    This list is by no means complete, so always remember to be vigilant, and in the event of suspicious activity immediately contact the help desk of any online service or bank you are using.
    Written by Jon Limjap, Milo Pacamara and compiled by Humprey Cogay and Toto Gamboa
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1403049026656792/permalink/1552100485084978/

  4. I hoping to our Next President, sana masbigyan ng BUDGET ung IT infratructure naten including Data Security System. T$%^!naNyo COMELEC pahitech hitech pa kayong nalalaman puro butas pla yang Systema Nyo!

  5. Hackers are government assets. Instead of sending them to jail, they can be hired to serve the government as cyber police, army or security unit. Ang bobo naman nung nagsabing ikulong o patayin. madali makahanap ng magaling na abugado, doctor, teacher, etc, etc.. pero ibahin mo sa IT or other related field. mahirap maghanap ng magagaling at mahuhusay sa larangan ng hacking.

    1. Sampu sampera na lang ang hackers ngayon. Special sila 10-15 years ago pero sa dami ng nagaaral ng IT kasindami na din sila ng mga nurse at PT kaya wag mong isiping pili lang ang mga marunong manghack. Ikaw ang bobo binali nila ang batas dapat silang turuan.

  6. Kinurakot siguro ang pera na pang gawa ng website ng comelec noon. ang mahal ng hiningi nila na budget pero ang mura ng binayad nila kaya madali lang mapasok ang website nila at hindi safe ang database.

  7. COMELEC HAS TOTALLY LOST
    ALL THE REMAINING CREDIBILITY
    THAT IT BEARS… IF THERE’S
    STILL ANY LEFT.

    THE ONLY HONORABLE
    WAY OUT NOW IS FOR ALL THE
    COMELEC LEADERSHIP TO RESIGN
    & SAVE FACE NOT ONLY FOR
    THEMSELVES BUT FOR COUNTRY
    AS A WHOLE…

    ANYTHING LESS IS UTTER
    STUPIDITY & “KAKAPALAN NG
    MUKHA” !!!

    THE FILIPINO IS HONORABLE…
    HE IS NEVER STUPID
    & NOT “MAKAPAL” !!!

    GETS MO COMELEC ???
    NOW SHOW US YOUR TRUE FACE…

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